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The Second Sunday before Advent

The Sunday between 13 and 19 November

18th November 2018

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First Service

Collect One

O God,
whose blessed Son was manifested
that he might destroy the works of the devil,
and make us the sons of God, and heirs of eternal life;
Grant us, we beseech thee, that, having this hope,
we may purify ourselves, even as he is pure;
that when he shall appear again with power and great glory,
we may be made like unto him
in his eternal and glorious kingdom;
where with thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy Spirit,
he liveth and reigneth, ever one God, world without end.

Collect Two

The First Reading

1 Samuel 1: 4–20 or Daniel 12:1–3

The Psalm

Psalm 16

The Second Reading

Hebrews 10: 11–14,15–18,19–25

The Gospel Reading

Mark 13: 1–8

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Post Communion Prayer

Gracious Lord,
in this holy sacrament you give substance to our hope.
Bring us at the last to that pure life for which we long,
through Jesus Christ our Saviour.

Suggested Hymns

(c) 1st Reading 1 Samuel 1: 4–20
391 [Father, now behold us] – at a Baptism only
16* Like a mighty river flowing
625 Prayer is the soul’s sincere desire
(c) Psalm Psalm 16 [EVABC/E2A/Pr8C*]
567* Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go
300 Holy Spirit, truth divine
553* Jesu, lover of my soul
652* Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
392 Now is eternal life
289* [This joyful Eastertide]

(p) 1st Reading Daniel 12: 1–3
459* For all the saints who from their labours rest
461* For all thy saints, O Lord
463 Give us the wings of faith to rise
466* Here from all nations, all tongues and all peoples
467* How bright those glorious spirits shine
671 Jesus, thy blood and righteousness
670* Jerusalem the golden
474 Such a host as none can number
475 Who are these like stars appearing

(p) Psalm Psalm 16 [EVABC/E2A/Pr8C*]
567* Forth in thy name, O Lord, I go
300 Holy Spirit, truth divine
553* Jesu, lover of my soul
652* Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us
392 Now is eternal life
289* [This joyful Eastertide]

2nd Reading Hebrews 10: 11–14 (15–18) 19–25
218* And can it be that I should gain
400* And now, O Father, mindful of the love
519 Come, all who look to Christ today
411* Draw near and take the body of the Lord
220* [Glory be to Jesus]
693* Glory in the highest to the God of heaven
696* God, we praise you! God, we bless you!
382* Help us, O Lord, to learn
431* Lord, enthroned in heavenly splendour
619* Lord, teach us how to pray aright
638* O for a heart to praise my God
439* Once, only once, and once for all
281* Rejoice the Lord is King
291 Where high the heavenly temple stands

The Gospel Mark 13: 1–8
10* All my hope on God is founded
327* Christ is our corner–stone
646* Glorious things of thee are spoken
95* Jesu, priceless treasure
372* Through all the changing scenes of life
661* Through the night of doubt and sorrow

Second Service

Collect One

O God,
whose blessed Son was manifested
that he might destroy the works of the devil,
and make us the sons of God, and heirs of eternal life;
Grant us, we beseech thee, that, having this hope,
we may purify ourselves, even as he is pure;
that when he shall appear again with power and great glory,
we may be made like unto him
in his eternal and glorious kingdom;
where with thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy Spirit,
he liveth and reigneth, ever one God, world without end.

Collect Two

The First Reading

Daniel 3 or Daniel 3: 13–30

The Psalm

Psalm 95

The Second Reading

The Gospel Reading

Matthew 13: 24–30, 36–43

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Post Communion Prayer

Gracious Lord,
in this holy sacrament you give substance to our hope.
Bring us at the last to that pure life for which we long,
through Jesus Christ our Saviour.

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